Highly recommend. Half day jeep tour day 1 and full day float day 2 (Santa Helena.) Everybody was VERY friendly, and spending time with them, it is obvious the ALL love their job. We will have a great time with folk like that.
Buena Suerte Jeep tour
Learn Big Bend's history
3 hours duration
Hop in one of our awesome safari-style Jeeps and join us on a Far Flung adventure into the desert to visit a mining ghost town forgotten by time! Hold on tight as we’ll cover some rugged and primitive roads on our expedition, but most of all be ready for a fun, eerie, educational, and a truly unique Big Bend experience!
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$85 per person
This trip requires a 20% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 5 days prior to the date of the trip.
Children 12 and younger receive a $5/child discount
Discounts are available for parties of 8 or more booking at the same time.
Summer (May 15 – October 1) at 9:00 a.m.
Winter & fall (October 2 – May 14) at 9:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.
Far Flung Outdoor Center. Click here to see how to find us. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to leave – if you’re running late, give us a call to let us know.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Year-round, except Christmas Day
Required minimum age
6 years old
About the vehicle
We use Jeep YJ Wranglers for all our 3-hour tours that have been specially designed for Far Flung. These “safari-style” vehicles have covered tops to protect against the sun and open sides for great viewing and picture taking.
Discover The Mining Ghost Town of Big Bend!
On this Jeep tour you’ll discover how the natural history of Big Bend is intertwined with the area’s human history. We’ll take a trip back in time to about 100 years ago when rugged explorers discovered the area was full of quicksilver. As the mine’s success grew, so did a small town surrounding it – complete with a general store, church, school, and plenty of housing. We’ll explore the area and the Good Luck mine- whose once-apt name serves as a reminder of a time gone-by. Today any dreams of fortune have all but vanished, leaving behind an eerie little ghost town in the most backwater place you can imagine!
Throughout the tour, your guide will also point out ancient geological formations, medicinal plants and other Big Bend points of interest, so be prepared for a trip full of new knowledge, human history, and outstanding natural beauty.
|The friendliest expert guides||Texas sales tax at 8.25%|
|Safari-style Jeep||Energy surcharge|
What to bring
Comfortable, loose fitting clothing
Light jacket in cooler months
Comfortable walking shoes
Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
Camera & binoculars
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weather like?
Spring (March – April) day: 75-90°F, night: 45-60°F
Summer (May – September) day: 85-100+°F, night: 70-80°F
Fall (October – December) day: 70-85°F, night: 45-60°F
Winter (January – February) day: 55-75°F, night: 30-50°F
Rainfall averages 10-12 inches per year, with the majority of rainfall during the months of July – September.
What about the bathroom?
Because the trip will take us through primitive areas of Big Bend, bathroom facilities are limited. Our guides will carry a basic toilet system, but your choice of restroom will be bushes or large rocks! You will have access to the Far Flung Outdoor Center restrooms before and after the trip.
Should I tip the guide?
Many guests ask us whether tipping the guides is appropriate. If you believe the guide exceeded your service expectations, please feel free to leave a tip (10-15% of the trip price is normal). Tipping is by no means required.
What's your cancellation policy?
Jeep tours require a 20% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 5 days prior to the date of the trip. Cancellations 5 days prior to departure forfeit the deposit amount. Cancellations (including no-shows) within 5 days of the trip departure forfeit the entire cost of the trip.
It is rare that Far Flung will cancel a tour, but in the event we do, all money (including deposits) will be refunded.
Will I be required to sign a waiver?
Trip participants must understand and appreciate that riding in an off road vehicle involves some risk. These risks include, but are not limited to 1) forces of nature, including extreme heat, cold, hail, rain and lightning 2) possible roll-over or loss of control of a Jeep driven by others related to excessive speed, rough, steep or narrow trails and collisions with other vehicles, boulders, vegetation, wild animals, livestock or other man-made or natural objects 3) accident or illness without access to immediate evacuation or availability of medical supplies and the inadequacy of medical attention once provided.
All participants will be required to sign a waiver before partaking in any Far Flung activity and must agree to abide by all rules related to off road safety as outlined by Far Flung Outdoor Center and/or its guide staff.
This jeep tour was amazing. Our guide “Randy” was “The Best”. Very knowledgeable and easy going.
I would love to return to the area just to stay there again. We also took one of the Jeep tours. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, made the eight hour tour very enjoyable. We were served a nice lunch on the tour.
Get Out & Explore
Fresh coffee & merch
While you’re at the Far Flung Outdoor Center, start your day off right by indulging in a fresh cup of coffee, homemade muffins, bagels, and kolaches at our on-site coffee shop. Once you’re recharged and ready to go, head on over to our retail shop, pick up some merch, and head out into Big Bend wearing your new threads!